Explaining Judicial Populism in Hungary – a Legal Realist Approach

Bencze, Mátyás (2020) Explaining Judicial Populism in Hungary – a Legal Realist Approach. Iuris Dictio. pp. 83-96. ISSN 2528-7834

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18272/iu.v25i25.1635

Abstract

In Hungary, some judges tend to decide cases in a way they think is popular among ordinary people. I call this phenomenon “judicial populism”. First, by analysing three cases I argue that the plausible theoretical framework of explanation of populist tendencies in Hungarian adjudication is the American Legal Realism. Then I examine the characteristics and possible explanation of judicial populism and its relation with the political populism

Item Type: Article
Title in English: Explaining Judicial Populism in Hungary – a Legal Realist Approach
Keywords in English: Judicial Populism, Judicial Formalism, Theory of Adjudication, Political Populism, American Legal Realism, Hungarian Judicial Practice
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: Institute for Legal Studies
Research funder: European Union, Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action DEMOS grant no. 822590
Depositing User: Enikő Meiszterics
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 16:00
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2021 13:41
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URI: https://openarchive.tk.mta.hu/id/eprint/442

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